Planning Policy

The Planning Policy team is responsible for preparing and consulting on a Local Plan and related strategies to guide development in the District over the next 15 years. The team also monitors development activity and provides policy advice.

Latest news regarding the Local Plan.
The Mendip District Local Plan Part I: Strategy and Policies was adopted on Monday 15th December at Full Council.
Local Plan Part II allocates additional sites for housing, employment and community facilities across Mendip.
The latest information on development activity in Mendip can be found here.
Neighbourhood Plans are community led plans that can be used by communities to create a vision for their area and establish general planning policies for the development and use of land.
The District Council adopted its Statement of Community Involvement on 11th November 2013.